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Emerg Med J. 2015 Oct;32(10):819-22. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205024. Epub 2015 Aug 7.

Top 10 ways to reconcile social media and 'traditional' education in emergency care.

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  • 1SAPPHIRE Group, Health Sciences, Leicester University, Leicester, UK Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic (PEMLA) Group, Leicester Hospitals, Leicester, UK.
  • 2Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia.


Social media has been viewed by some as a threat to traditional medical education. In emergency care, the underpinning educational principles of social media, while sometimes innovative in their delivery, are often no different than long-standing techniques and methods. This article aims to encourage discussion and debate that reduces the divide between these two communities of practice.

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